THE WATERGATE SEVEN


THE WATERGATE SEVEN

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Chuck Colson:
Powerful,
Passionate,
Positioned.

President Richard Nixen’s special counsel.
1969 – 1973
Committed perjury.
Plead guilty:
Obstruction of Justice.
"Watergate Scandal."
Chuck Colson:
First of seven convicted.
"Watergate Seven."
Federal Maxwell Prison,
Alabama.
Served seven months.
Came to a saving knowledge of Christ.
Repented.
Reformed.
Restored.

Founder of Prison Fellowship;
Most successful prison ministry in nation.
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“As I sat on the platform, waiting my turn at the pulpit, my mind began to drift back in time … to scholarships and honors earned, cases argued and won, great decisions made from lofty government offices. My life had been the perfect success story, the great American dream fulfilled. But all at once I realized that it was not my success God had used to enable me to help those in the prison, or in hundreds of others just like it. My life of success was not what made this morning so glorious … all my achievements meant nothing in God’s economy.
No, the real legacy of my life was my biggest failure – that I was an ex-convict.
My greatest humiliation – being sent to prison – was the beginning of God’s greatest use of my life.
He chose the one experience in which I could not glory ….
For His glory.”
- Chuck Colson

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God isn’t afraid of:
Failure,
Faults,
Frailties,
Falls,
Fickleness,
Flaws,
or
Faithlessness.
God uses us anyway.
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Release your unlimited shortcomings,
Hang-ups,
Addictions,
Afflictions,
And
Sins.
God has a plan for you.
For them.
Give yourself over to the One ...
Who gave Himself over for you.
He loves you,
Knows you,
Has a plan for you.
Trust Him.
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“He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.”
Colossians 1:13-14